National Fuel Cell Research Center
The National Fuel Cell Research Center’s
mission is to facilitate and accelerate the development and deployment of fuel
cell technologies and fuel cell systems, promote strategic alliances that
address market challenges associated with the installation and integration of
fuel cell systems, and educate and develop resources for the various
stakeholders in the fuel cell community.
UCI Combustion Laboratory
The UCI Combustion Laboratory works to advance
continuous combustion technologies. The lab maintains a focus on gas turbines
and related technologies while researching challenging scientific issues leading
to technical solutions. The UCICL forges a link between engineering science and
real-world solutions utilizing strategic alliances among universities,
industries, governmental agencies and national laboratories.
California Stationary Fuel Cell Collaborativerative
Founded in June 2001, the
California Stationary Fuel Cell Collaborative is a public-private partnership
working to advance the deployment of stationary fuel cells for power generation
throughout the state of California. It is administered by the California Air
Resources Board and co-chaired by the NFCRC director and the CARB chair.
Pacific Clean Energy Application Center
The Pacific Clean Energy Application
Center is based in California under the leadership of APEP and UC Berkeley.
Created by the U.S. Department of Energy and California Energy Commission to
promote the use of clean energy technology in California, Nevada and Hawaii, the
center provides guidance to end users exploring the potential of clean energy
Pacific Rim Consortium on Energy, Combustion, and the Environment
The Pacific Rim Consortium on Energy Combustion, and the Environment (PARCON) seeks to advance the evolution of energy and environmental control technologies throughout the world through leadership in the Pacific Rim. The consortium emphasizes communication as well as the exchange of technologies and tools to address global energy challenges.
APEP serves as the Secretariat for the Institute for Liquid
Atomization and Spray Systems-Americas (ILASS-Americas), which was established
in 1986 as an outgrowth of the International Conference on Liquid Atomization
and Spray Systems. Like other ILASS bodies in Europe and Southeast Asia,
ILASS-Americas is an organization of industry, agencies, and universities, all
of which are engaged in professional activities connected with the spraying of
Hydrogen Highway Network
The NFCRC operates the UC Irvine Hydrogen Fueling
Station at Campus Drive and Jamboree Road. The station is capable of fueling
hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles at both 350 bar (5,000 pounds per square
inch) and 700 bar (10,000 pounds per square inch), making it one of the most
technologically advanced hydrogen fueling stations in the world. The station is
part of the California Hydrogen Highway Network.
California Fuel Cell Partnership
The NFCRC is an associate member of the
California Fuel Cell Partnership, a collaboration of public and private
organizations that believe fuel cell vehicles powered by hydrogen have the
potential to change the future of transportation.